Health Benefits Of Eggs

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Here are health benefits of eggs that have been confirmed in human studies.

Eggs Raise HDL (The “Good”) Cholesterol

  • HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. It is often known as the “good” cholesterol .

  • People who have higher levels of HDL usually have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and various health problems .

  • Eating eggs is a greatway to increase HDL.

  • In one study, 2 eggs per day for 6 weeks increased HDL levels by 10%.

  • Bottom Line:Egg consumption consistently leads to elevated levels of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol, which is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.

     

  • Strong muscles:The protein within eggs helps keep muscles working well while slowing the rate at which they are lost.

    A healthy brain: eggs contain vitamins and minerals that are needed for the regular functioning of cells, including the brain, nervous system, memory and the metabolism.

  • Good energy production: eggs contain all the daily vitamins and minerals that are needed to produce energy in all the cells of the body.

  • A healthy immune system: likewise, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and selenium are all key to keeping the immune system healthy.

  • Lower risk of heart disease: having a healthy immune system helps. Choline plays an important part in breaking down the amino acid called homocysteine, which is associated with the development of heart problems.

  • Healthy baby development during pregnancy: nutrients within eggs help to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida.

  • Healthy eyesight: lutein and zeaxanthin help to prevent macular degenration an eye condition which is the leading cause of age-related blindness. Other vitamins also promote healthy vision.

 Prevent breast cancer

Research by Harvard University in 2003 found that eating eggs as an adolescent could help prevent breast cancer as an adult. In 2005, another study showed that women eating at least six eggs per week had a 44 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer than women who ate two or fewer eggs each week.

Nutritional breakdown of eggs

Eggs contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential parts of a healthy and balanced diet. Below is a list of nutrients that can be found in eggs, along with a brief summary of what they are useful for:

  • Vitamin A: maintains the skin, immune system and normal vision.

  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): aids energy metabolism, red blood cells, vision and the nervous system.

  • Vitamin B12: aids energy metabolism, red blood cells, the immune system and the nervous system.

  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): aids energy metabolism and mental functioning.

  • Vitamin D: keeps bones and teeth healthy and aids absorption of calcium.

  • Vitamin E:keeps the reproductive system, nervous system and muscles healthy.

  • Biotin: aids energy metabolism, maintains skin, hair and the immune system.

  • Choline: aids fat metabolism and liver function.

  • Folic Acid: aids blood formation and tissue growth during pregnancy.

  • Iodine: aids thyroid gland function, maintains the skin and nervous system.

  • Iron: assists red blood production and the transportation of oxygen throughout the body.

  • Lutein and zeaxanthin: maintain normal vision and protect from age-related eye disease.

  • Phosphorus: maintains bones and teeth and aids energy metabolism.

  • Protein: needed for building and maintaining muscle, organs, skin and tissue, and producing antibodies, enzymes and hormones.

  • Selenium: protects cells from oxidative damage, maintains the immune system and aids thyroid gland function.

 

Written By : Israr Choudhary

 

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